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MonoSol Rx and Midatech Group Enter Collaboration Agreement to Unite Nanoparticle and Thin Film Drug Delivery Technologies
Date:11/3/2008

Potential to Develop New Oral Drug Candidates with Superior Efficacy, Safety, Convenience, and Commercial Potential

WARREN, N.J. and OXFORDSHIRE, England, Nov. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- MonoSol Rx, the developers of PharmFilm(R) technology and a drug delivery company specializing in dissolving thin film pharmaceutical products, and Midatech Group Ltd, a world leader in the production and application of synthetically produced nanoparticles, announced today a partnership to develop new drug formulations combining biocompatible nanocells and PharmFilm delivery technologies.

Under terms of the agreement, MonoSol Rx and Midatech will jointly research, develop and commercialize new drug candidates designed to deliver therapeutic nanoparticles in thin film. Research and development will occur at MonoSol Rx's facility in Portage, Indiana and Midatech's facilities in Spain and Switzerland. Further terms were not disclosed.

A. Mark Schobel, president and CEO of MonoSol Rx, stated, "Our collaboration with Midatech provides us with an exciting entry into the emerging field of nanomedicine. The size and chemical composition of Midatech's biocompatible nanocells are ideally suited for delivery using our PharmFilm technology, and should provide another avenue for us to extend the commercial potential of new and currently marketed drugs. The combination of these two complementary and well-matched technologies offers a unique opportunity to move beyond the limitations of traditional delivery formulations to create new and compelling drug candidates with the potential for greater convenience, efficacy at lower doses, and faster onset of action. Most importantly, the mating of MonoSol Rx's and Midatech's technologies will enable the oral delivery of many challenging drugs that up to now could not be delivered orally."

Midatech's biocompatible nanocells possess a number of unique properties ideal for therapeutics, diagnostics and other enabling applicatio
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